Favorite (Preferably Nerdy!) Board Games

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Zach

Puritan Board Junior
In the past few years I've been introduced to a few really good board games and have grown to really love them. What are some of your favorites? I'm especially interested in finding out which nerdy board games all my brothers and sisters on the PuritanBoard love, seeing as nobody loves nerdy board games like nerdy Christians! Points will be awarded to the person who is into the nerdiest game. I'm a big fan of the Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and a game called Stone Age.
 

JennyG

Puritan Board Graduate
Articulate is loads of fun

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I've always suspected you have to be a young male to love Monopoly
 

CharlieJ

Puritan Board Junior
Love this. I was part of a regular euro-gaming group in SC. My absolute favorites are marked with asterisk*. Look for these and more on boardgamegeek.com

In a class by itself: Dominion*, Dominion Intrigue*, Dominion Seaside*, Dominion Prosperity*, Dominion Alchemy

Military (but not simulation): Smallworld*, Game of Thrones, BattleLore, Mechwarrior/Battletech

Co-operative (vs. game): Shadows over Camelot, Pandemic, Fury of Dracula

Resource Management/Building: Puerto Rico*, Power Grid*, Race for the Galaxy*, Kingsburg, 7 Wonders, Thurn & Taxis

Lighter fun: Munchkin, Ticket to Ride, Fluxx, Poison, Ra, Manila, Niagara
 

KMK

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Dominion
Stone Age
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
Catan
Ticket To Ride
7 Wonders
Pandemic
Agricola

My family is now learning to play Bang! Its the rootinest, tootinest card game this side of the Pecos!
 

he beholds

Puritan Board Doctor
My husband and I especially like games that are great for two players, so we play Carcassonne (with a few expansion sets in it) and Pandemic often. But we also like Settlers and Ticket to Ride. My husband and I actually keep a running tally of Carcassone wins for the year (this is our third year doing that). This year he's winning : (
 

JoannaV

Puritan Board Sophomore
Ubi is the best board game in the whole world! It needs updating though, and it needs regional versions. I'd buy it if I had someone to play with.
 

VictorBravo

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I don't think you can get any more nerdy than chess.

There must be thousands of books exploring the nuances of the game. Can any of those other board games even come close to that claim?
 

Philip

Puritan Board Graduate
Diplomacy
Chess
Risk
Carcassone

And these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head
 

Zach

Puritan Board Junior
Dominion
Stone Age
Power Grid
Puerto Rico
Catan
Ticket To Ride
7 Wonders
Pandemic
Agricola

My family is now learning to play Bang! Its the rootinest, tootinest card game this side of the Pecos!

We play a game of Bang almost every time after our Upper-Classmen guys Bible Study (which I crash as a Sophomore because it meets in my living room!) and it is a fantastic game.

I might have to look into Carcassonne...how difficult is it to learn?
 

Tripel

Puritan Board Senior
I might have to look into Carcassonne...how difficult is it to learn?

Very easy. We have an easier time teaching Carcassonne to guests than any other game.

It's the go-to game for my wife and I, because it's relatively quick (we often play twice in one sitting), great for just 2 people, and it doesn't demand a whole lot of thought and attention (we can play while watching a football game).
 

CharlieJ

Puritan Board Junior
Not hard. I've never been able to like Carcassone. The farmers ruin everything. Props for a very inviting game mechanic, though.
 

ZackF

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Risk, Axis and Allies, Scrabble

Years ago I played hour upon hour and night upon night of AD&D if RPGs count. Also Car Wars.
 

JML

Puritan Board Junior
Risk, Axis and Allies, Scrabble

Years ago I played hour upon hour and night upon night of AD&D if RPGs count. Also Car Wars.

My dad, brother, and I used to play Axis & Allies when I was a kid. Sometimes it took us 3 days to finish.
 

Tripel

Puritan Board Senior
I've never been able to like Carcassone. The farmers ruin everything.

This could probably get me imprisoned by the Gamer Geek Police, but I've been known to play Carcassonne without the farmer. I know, I know... heresy. We usually play standard rules, but will sometimes leave out the farmer if we're playing with first-timers.
 

Zach

Puritan Board Junior
I might have to ask for Carcassone for my Birthday then. Is there anywhere to play it online to give it a try first?
 

KMK

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Risk, Axis and Allies, Scrabble

Years ago I played hour upon hour and night upon night of AD&D if RPGs count. Also Car Wars.

Now you are really dating yourself. I suppose you used to play Melee and Ogre as well?
 

ZackF

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Risk, Axis and Allies, Scrabble

Years ago I played hour upon hour and night upon night of AD&D if RPGs count. Also Car Wars.

Now you are really dating yourself. I suppose you used to play Melee and Ogre as well?

Don't remember that one. A friend of mine liked the combat system of the Pendragon game and tried to fuse it to AD&D. How is that for nerdy?

Didn't anyone else here have the "Unlce Albert's" editions for Car Wars?

Speaking of geekiness, if anyone remembers Battletech and was fortunate to have BattleDroids before they lost a patent fight to LucasFilms over the patented word "Droid" you have a keeper!! Bring it on nerds!!
 

Rich Koster

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Back in the 80's I played Lordlings of Yore for a while. Does Aggravation, Chutes & Ladders , and Candyland count? :lol:
 

"William The Baptist"

Puritan Board Freshman
Neither of these are board games, but I love playing bananagrams because I am such a word nerd, and Palace-which is a card game and I have heard other names for it too.
 

JBaldwin

Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Scrabble. I love it.

I was waiting for someone to mention this. Years ago a friend and I would play Scrabble in three languages: English, French, German and British spellings were also allowed. Great fun!

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Here's another: Hnefatafal (or Tafl)--it's an old viking war game.
 
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